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Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

01 Apr 2014

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Double-digit increase in accountants requiring support

CABA sees an in crease in both the types of accountant, and the services and support they require

01 Apr 2014

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PAC: No 'proper' Gift Aid evaluation since 2000

Public Accounts Committee critical of HMRC's data on Gift Aid's success

03 Dec 2013

HMRC and Treasury not sure if Gift Aid helps charities

NAO finds neither the Treasury nor HMRC know whether Gift Aid have had a material impact on charities

22 Nov 2013

ActionAid: Deloitte helping business drive down African tax bills

Charity says double-taxation agreement between Mozambique and Mauritius means both countries lose revenue

04 Nov 2013

Taking Stock: PwC volunteers a drop in do-gooder stats

Drop in PWC staff voluntary hours due to 'quality over quantity', it suggests

30 Sep 2013

Even accountants have debt

CABA chief executive Kath Haines explains why Debt Awareness Week is a big issue for the profession

27 Sep 2013

Taking Stock: Restructuring firm's 'charity day of humiliation'

Korean rap songs and much-loved children's characters all part of SFP Group's fundraising activities

28 Aug 2013

CABA appoints Wade as new president

Richard Wade takes the presidency at the Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association

12 Jun 2013

Feature: Inside the Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association

After seeing a 70% rise in demand, Calum Fuller visited the Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association to learn more about its efforts to provide support

22 May 2013

Taking Stock: Life in the slow lane

It was less Wacky Races and more Sunday driving as a team from Reeves helped raise £15,000 for charity as part of a race to Monaco

15 May 2013

CABA reports surge in accountants seeking support

The number of accountants contacting CABA for support up 70% in 2012

14 May 2013

Singing ex-Vantis man ordered to pay back £800,000

David Perrin has to return £809,692 to the public purse in six weeks or face a further three years behind bars

03 May 2013

“Don’t depend on RTI”, MPs tell Homer

Real-time PAYE reporting should not be seen as a panacea to all HMRC's difficulties, MPs tell department chief executive Lin Homer

11 Mar 2013

Beckham’s taxes to be scrutinised by French authorities

French tax authorities are to analyse David Beckham's tax affairs after he joined Paris Saint-Germain on a five-month deal

25 Feb 2013

MPs want to grill Charity Commission over avoidance scheme

MPs have questions for the Charity Commission, after a registered charity is alleged to have been a front for a tax avoidance scheme

01 Feb 2013

Charity front for avoidance scheme

A registered charity used Gift Aid reliefs to help donors avoid £46m in taxes

31 Jan 2013

Charities worried about how to show VFM

Illustrating value to different stakeholders a big problem for charities, according to PKF survey

14 Nov 2012

Colin: Charity case is no defence

Stealing from charity just isn't very christian, notes Colin

11 Oct 2012

Charity fraudster jailed for five years

Steven Methuen is sentenced to five years in jail after stealing more than £500,000 from two charities

05 Oct 2012

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